Although some car collisions can be easily dealt with without the help of a car accident attorney, it is advisable that you consult with a personal injury lawyer when you have been in a car crash where you or someone you love has been seriously injured.
Chicago car accident law firm Joseph Klest, Attorney at Law, has successfully dealt with thousands of car accident cases that have taken places on Illinois's busy roads and freeways—particularly throughout the Chicago area. We will thoroughly investigate your accident, gather evidence to prove your claim, get respected experts to serve as witnesses for you, and provide you with the names of medical specialists. Mr. Klest can also represent you in motor vehicle collision cases involving serious property damage.
What To Do After You Have Been in a Car Accident
Do NOT give a statement to the insurance company of the party that caused your accident until you speak with a personal injury lawyer first. Many insurance companies will try to get you to agree to a settlement amount right away without conducting a more thorough investigation.
An experienced car injury attorney can protect your rights, make sure that you do not damage or prejudice your injury claim by making the wrong kinds of statements, conduct a complete investigation on your behalf, and hire medical experts to examine your injuries to determine your immediate and long-term recovery care and expenses.
Medical treatment and rehabilitation for spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, severe burns, severed limbs, fractures, broken bones, and disfigurements are extremely costly. Chicago Injury Attorney Klest can make sure that these expenses are taken into consideration when working out a settlement with the liable party on your behalf.
Car Accident Claims
Automobile claims can be fairly complicated to prove, which is why you need to hire a personal injury lawyer who is experienced in successfully dealing with car crash cases. While the statute of limitations for filing a personal injury lawsuit in Illinois is two years, some kinds of kinds of car accidents have shorter deadlines for a plaintiff to file a case.
Your car accident case might also involve a products liability claim if the vehicle that caused your injury was defective—as is often the case with SUV rollovers, defective airbags, and seatback collapses that could have been prevented by the manufacturer. It is important to get a personal injury lawyer immediately involved in your case so that the evidence of the product defect is preserved and investigated.
There may be multiple and hidden liable parties, such as more than one negligent motor vehicle driver, that can be held liable for your injuries, pain, and suffering. If a negligent driver killed your son, daughter, husband, wife, mother, or father, filing a wrongful death lawsuit will allow you to demand financial recovery for your loss.
Joseph Klest, Attorney at Law is Ready to Help You
Although you won't always need to hire a personal injury attorney right away, you must get legal advice immediately. Mr. Klest offers a free initial consultation to all potential clients. He would be happy to give you advice about what he thinks you should do.
We have law offices in Chicago and Schaumburg, Illinois, and we represent injury victims from cities throughout Will County, Lake County, Cook County, and DuPage County, and the rest of Illinois. If it is more convenient for you that we meet closer to your home or hospital, we will travel.
Call Joseph Klest, Attorney at Law, at (312) 527-2779, (630) 529-7848 or (847) 969-9510 for your FREE consultation or contact us online.